Meet Dr. Nellie Wilbers

 
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Dr. Nellie Wilbers attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where her first year coursework inspired her to pursue further education in animal behavior and learning. She assisted with OSU's puppy kindergarten classes, took additional classes in animal behavior and shelter enrichment, joined the student chapter of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and later became president of OSU's behavior club. She spent time learning about low-stress veterinary care and behavior modification during her clinical year rotations and also spent time observing challenging behavioral medicine cases. In 2015 Dr. Nellie graduated from OSU and was the class recipient of the Elanco Behavior Award. She is certified silver in low-stress handling, a certified Fear Free professional, and a professional member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. Since graduation Dr. Nellie has attended numerous conferences and continuing education on animal behavior in dogs, cats, and various other species. She is interested in pursuing a residency and board certification for animal behavior in the future. 

Dr. Nellie is available for in-home veterinary behavior consultations for cats and dogs in central Ohio. Her goal is to help families find peace in their household by improving communication between guardians and their pets and help the household meet each other's needs.

In her spare time, Dr. Nellie enjoys quality time with her four rescue pets including her pit bull Mars, Golden Retriever Moksha, and sibling cats Elliot and Arya. She enjoys using force free positive reinforcement training with her dogs and cats, the Koi and Shubunkin in her pond, and various other animals including a goat and a calf. Dr. Nellie also enjoys yoga, permaculture gardening, dancing, backpacking and biking.

You can contact Dr. Nellie at 614.349.5VET (838) or thehappypitbull@gmail.com for questions. Please also check out her facebook page at www.facebook.com/nellieandthehappypitbull for tips, videos, and articles to help improve your relationship with your pet through behavioral wellness.